Osso Bucco (Beef shank) with Wild Mushroom Saffron Risotto

This is so easy and once you put on the fire you just let it do its thing for a couple of hours until the meat is falling off the bone. Next day you have a wonderful , flavor bursting broth to use to make more risotto!  Or pour it over polenta. Served with a …

Make your own Mozzarella!

Start with fresh milk curd from your local dairy and crumble it up- then pour boiling salted water over it and stir.  Then grab a handful of  cheese and press it on the strainer on both sides getting the water out. Fold the cheese back and forth, both ways several times, pressing and squeezing the water out …

3 ingredient Ricotta Cake without the crust- so easy and so fresh and delicious!

      Ricotta Tart: Torta di Ricotta with optional cookie crust     I am bringing Ricotta cake to all the parties this year as it's usually the lightest dessert on the buffet table! 2 1/2 cups butter cookie crumbs (about 1 1/2 [7.25-oz.] packages) or butter cookies to lay in muffin tin 1/3 …